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I've got an old toshiba laptop with a broken usb hub

Do i need a new motherboard and if so how much would it cost

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Hi

replacing motherboards on laptops out of warranty normally works out too expensive...

And yes, you would more than likely need to replace the mainboard, since almost all components of laptops are part of the mainboard...

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Your Motherboard: http://www.impactcomputers.com/k000045520.html


Your USB board: http://www.impactcomputers.com/k000045050.html This goes on your motherboard.

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